Thursday, May 22, 2008

Literary Scrolls

This is Garupuda and his interpreter Nandita. We recenty hosted them when they came from India. There is a tradition in a region of India where Scrolls tell a story. Sort of like a comic book with panels depicting a portion of a story. What makes this even more enchanting is that Garupuda sings the story. He is a respected scroll singer where he's from.

He created scrolls dealing specifically with HIV. The panels tell a sad story in a beautiful way.







3 comments:

Peter Varvel said...

Wow.
Very moving images, even in silence.
Thanks for posting this.

josephine anne lin said...

Weren't these scrolls featured in a recent movie? I seem to remember something about them in a movie about a couple who goes to India with their kids...

Los Angelista said...

Tragedy rendered so beautifully. Thanks for sharing these.